TOM WARD - ‘Free’ college proves we’ve learned nothing

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Call me a hater. I’m not in favor of sending kids to colleges in Rhode Island for free, and am opposed to Gov. Gina Raimondo’s effort to spend $30 million on a plan to do just that. Across this state... more

ARLENE VIOLET - Are school grades ‘degrading?’

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There is a movement afoot to eliminate grades for students, particularly in the middle schools. The argument goes as follows: • Giving grades cause stress for some students. Students particularly in... more

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Financial Review work goes deeper

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What is Lincoln School Committee afraid to learn?

I have to disagree with the Lincoln School Committee’s decision to not distribute the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to students at the high school. By not taking advantage of the $4,000 grant to... more

‘First Generation’ program is reverse discrimination, unfair

I write this letter to the attention of: Frank D. Sanchez, president, Rhode Island College; Christina Paxon, president, Brown University; Andrew Bramson, College Crusade of R.I., and active... more

Washington state student seeks items from Rhode Island

I am a student at Cascade Christian School, and I am writing a report on the state of Rhode Island. We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about our state. If any of your... more

Iowa student seeks R.I. souvenirs, information

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